On Space http://aviationweek.com/blog/6698/feed en NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-finds-icy-ceres-cratered <div class="node-body blog-body">"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to change that." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-finds-icy-ceres-cratered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-finds-icy-ceres-cratered#comments Space On Space Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:05:00 +0000 1249961 at http://aviationweek.com Space Station Astronauts Capture SpaceX Dragon Resupply Capsule http://aviationweek.com/blog/space-station-astronauts-capture-spacex-dragon-resupply-capsule <div class="node-body blog-body">"We are pretty thrilled up here," ISS Commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore informed NASA's Mission Control Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/space-station-astronauts-capture-spacex-dragon-resupply-capsule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/space-station-astronauts-capture-spacex-dragon-resupply-capsule#comments Space On Space Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:53:00 +0000 1245921 at http://aviationweek.com Chandra X-ray Observatory Captures Mega Milky Way Black Hole Outburst http://aviationweek.com/blog/chandra-x-ray-observatory-captures-mega-milky-way-black-hole-outburst <div class="node-body blog-body">"...Nature often surprises us, and we saw soemthing else that was really exciting," said lead researcher Daryl Haggard, of Amherst College.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/chandra-x-ray-observatory-captures-mega-milky-way-black-hole-outburst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/chandra-x-ray-observatory-captures-mega-milky-way-black-hole-outburst#comments Space On Space Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:59:00 +0000 1243421 at http://aviationweek.com Made Manifest http://aviationweek.com/blog/made-manifest <div class="node-body blog-body">In a departure from past practice, SpaceX has revamped its public launch manifest to omit mission dates. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/made-manifest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/made-manifest#comments Space North America On Space Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:52:00 +0000 1242231 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX Slips ISS Cargo Run To Early January http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-slips-iss-cargo-run-early-january <div class="node-body blog-body">Company opts to conduct second Falcon 9 static fire test before launch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-slips-iss-cargo-run-early-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-slips-iss-cargo-run-early-january#comments Space North America On Space Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:25:00 +0000 1238801 at http://aviationweek.com Rosetta Points to OSIRIS-REx, Hayabusa 2 to Solve Earth's Water Mystery http://aviationweek.com/blog/rosetta-points-osiris-rex-hayabusa-2-solve-earths-water-mystery <div class="node-body blog-body">"We knew that Rosetta's in situ analysis of the comet was always going to throw up surprises...," said Matt Taylor, ESA's Rosetta project scientist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/rosetta-points-osiris-rex-hayabusa-2-solve-earths-water-mystery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/rosetta-points-osiris-rex-hayabusa-2-solve-earths-water-mystery#comments Space On Space Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:52:00 +0000 1234531 at http://aviationweek.com Orbital to launch next CRS mission atop ULA Atlas 5 in September http://aviationweek.com/blog/orbital-launch-next-crs-mission-atop-ula-atlas-5-september <div class="node-body blog-body">Orbital says a re-engined Antares rocket will conduct flights to the ISS for NASA from the company's Wallops Island launch site on Virginia's eastern shore in early 2016</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/orbital-launch-next-crs-mission-atop-ula-atlas-5-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/orbital-launch-next-crs-mission-atop-ula-atlas-5-september#comments Space North America On Space Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:52:00 +0000 1233001 at http://aviationweek.com Russia's Angara 5 on track for December debut http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-angara-5-track-december-debut <div class="node-body blog-body">Khrunichev says the heavy-lifter has been undergoing pad tests at Plesetsk Cosmodrome since mid-November</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-angara-5-track-december-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/russias-angara-5-track-december-debut#comments Space On Space Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:25:00 +0000 1231871 at http://aviationweek.com Orion Returns to Earth with a Triumphant Pacific Splash Down http://aviationweek.com/blog/orion-returns-earth-triumphant-pacific-splash-down <div class="node-body blog-body">"Every system on the spacecraft functioned by the book -- from start to finish," NASA's Rob Navias reported from Mission Control</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul 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"I'd love to fly on Orion."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/rise-orion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/rise-orion#comments Space On Space Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:37:00 +0000 1231171 at http://aviationweek.com